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The Cultural Meaning of Popular Science

Phrenology and the Organization of Consent in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine)
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  • English
Cambridge University Press
History of medicine, Social aspects, Medical, Science, United Kingdom, Great Britain, History, Medical / History, Medical-History, Science / History, Science--Great Britain--History, 19th century, Great Britain, Phren
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ISBN 100521673291
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Popular science is a bridge between scientific literature as a professional medium of scientific research, and the realms of popular political and cultural discourse. The goal of the genre is often to capture the methods and accuracy of science, while making the language more accessible.

This study of the popularity of phrenology in the second quarter of the nineteenth century concentrates on the social and ideological functions of science during the consolidation of urban industrial society. It is influenced by Foucault, by recent work in the history and sociology of science, by critical theory, and by cultural anthropology.

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Jan 17,  · In “Conjuring Science: Scientific Symbols and Cultural Meanings in American Life”, Christopher P. Toumey writes, “Instead of comprehending scientific knowledge, scientific methods, or scientific standards, much of the adult population knows science only in terms of certain symbols that stand for science and that stand between people and scientific understanding” (pg.

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“It sounds like a fairy-tale, but not only that; this story of what man by his science and practical inventions has achieved on this earth, where he first appeared as a weakly member of the animal kingdom, and on which each individual of his species must ever again appear as a helpless infant is a direct fulfilment of all, or of most, of the dearest wishes in his fairy-tales.

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Harrison. Meaning of culture in English. culture. noun. He sought neither to reduce the cultural sciences to the natural sciences nor to show that science was just another aspect of.

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Scientific culture: Great expectations: While we typically think of culture as defined by geography or ethnicity (e.g., American culture, Chinese culture), the term also applies to the practices, behaviors, and expectations of smaller groups of people — whether they're a gang of skateboarding youth or the employees of a high-powered consulting firm.

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Science in popular culture is the treatment of scientific themes and issues in popular media such as cinema, music, television and novels.

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The book is organized in two parts. Part I sets up the basic theoretical principles in Chapter 1, and sketches a history of British cultural studies in Chapter 2. Part II looks more in depth at the central. Cultural Studies Writing Prompt 1: Cultural construction is the idea that some characteristics only have meaning because they are constructed by people and interpreted in a certain way by society.

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So just knowing one person’s cultural identity doesn’t provide complete or reliable information about that person. Knowing another’s cultural identity does, however, help you understand the opportunities and challenges that each individual in that culture had to deal with._____ papers often cater to a specific ethnic or cultural group or to a group that speaks a particular language; papers that cover issues affecting lesbians, gay men, and bisexual individuals—like the Advocate—and religion-oriented publications—like The Christian Science Monitor—are examples.In natural history and popular science, alone, for instance: Hal Whitehead and Luke Rendell’s amazing book The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins or Brooke Borel’s history of the bedbug, Infested, or Caitlin O’Connell’s book on pachyderm behaviour, Elephant Don, or Christian Sardet’s gorgeous book Plankton?

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